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A funny clip featuring Paulo Dybala has emerged from Croatia 3-0 Argentina

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Argentina's World Cup hopes are hanging by a thread.

Jorge Sampaoli's side were held by Iceland in their opening game and were then thrashed 3-0 by Croatia on Thursday night.

But there's still lots to play for going into the final group game after Iceland were defeated 2-0 by Nigeria.

Argentina must beat Nigeria in their final group game and will have to make up a goal differential if Iceland beat Croatia.

"I am convinced that tomorrow we will write a new page in the national team's history books," said Sampaoli in his Monday press conference, as per Marca.

"I am convinced that the team will go out tomorrow with a lot of energy to win the game."

Reports suggest that Gonzalo Higuain will be drafted into Argentina's starting XI in place of Sergio Aguero.

Dybala's priceless moment

Fellow Juventus forward Paulo Dybala came off the bench during the second half of Thursday's humiliating defeat to Croatia.

The 24-year-old failed to make a positive impact on the game but some hilarious footage has now emerged.

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Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic could be seen mocking Javier Mascherano's height towards the end of the game.

Dybala, who plays alongside Mandzukic in Turin, reacted perfectly in the background.

Sampaoli has previously claimed that Dybala is unable to play with Messi - but Dybala thinks they can make it work.

"Messi does not have any substitute here, in Barcelona or anywhere in the world. So obviously I think we could work together," said Dybala last week, as per FourFourTwo.

"We need to figure out how I would fit on the team because, as you said, I used to play in the same position he plays and lately I have been used to playing in that position.

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"But obviously I think we must work together."

Dybala hasn't started a game for Argentina this year and is yet to score an international goal since making his debut in 2015.

He has an incredible wealth of attacking talent at his disposal but Sampaoli has no idea how to make them tick.

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Croatia Football
Jorge Sampaoli
Paulo Dybala
Mario Mandzukic
Gonzalo Higuain
Argentina Football
Lionel Messi
World Cup
Sergio Aguero

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